Since 2015 the #feesmustfall student movement in South Africa has been in the frontier of demanding action from politicians, demonstrating for a public university that is free and accessible for everyone regardless of their economic ability to pay fees. The running parties for the general election all made an attempt to target their election campaigns towards the youth, seeking to collect their votes. How has this played out? What is the future for the people, the youth and students in South Africa?
In the panel;
Jan Speed - journalist and web editor for Bistandsaktuelt. Speed is from South Africa
Marianne Millstein - researcher at OsloMet, has done extensive research on and in South Africa
Manqoba Nxumalo, student at NMBU, President of the Ubuntu African Students Association, from Swaziland but has studied for years in South Africa
The moderator for the event will be Andreas Buhler, historian and former lecturer at University of Cape Town